A. Carraro Imoco Conegliano went from a poor start to the match against Developres Rzeszów in Pool A of the 2023 CEV Women’s Volleyball Champions League to domination.
The beautiful start of the match against Italy’s Imoco deceived the hosts, Developres (supported by almost 4,000 fans in Rzeszow). The visitors then came to life, dominating from the second set onwards to claim their third victory of the season in as many games in the CEV Champions League Volleyball 2023 | Women. The Italian champions were led by Canadian Alexa Gray (24 points, top scorer of the match) as they inflicted the first defeat on the Polish side in the group stage. Georgian Ann Kalandadze top-scored for Developres with 15 points.
VakıfBank İstanbul dominated Igor Gorgonzola Novara in the big match. In a direct clash for the leadership of Pool C, the titleholders earned an important victory on the road in Italy, triumphing by 3 sets to 0. The result leaves the Turkish team in first place with nine points. The match marked Paola Egonu’s first time playing in Italy for a foreign club. And the opposite did her part, scoring 22 points, the most of all players in the game. American Chiaka Ogbogu made five blocks, while Ayça Aykaç had 71% reception (14 dogs, 36% excellent). For Novara, Turk Ebrar Karakurt scored 21 points, being the only one to reach double digits in her team. American McKenzie Adams made 71% reception (14 digs, 2 errors, 50% excellent).
Led by Russian Viktoriya Russu (14 points), CS Volei Alba Blaj recorded their first win in Pool B. The Romanians swept SC “Prometey” Dnipro for which Yevheniia Khober scored 15. This was the second defeat for the Ukrainian club.
CEV Champions League Volley 2023 | Women, group stage, Round 3: